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Scenic Parks Explorer 2014

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Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona, USAMesa Verde National Park in Colorado, USAMount Rushmore National Memorial in South Dakota, USACrazy Horse Memorial in South Dakota, USABryce Canyon National Park in Utah, USAYellowstone National Park in Wyoming, USA
Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona, USA
Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado, USA
Mount Rushmore National Memorial in South Dakota, USA
Crazy Horse Memorial in South Dakota, USA
Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah, USA
Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, USA
  • Duration: 14 Days
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  • Brochure: USA and Canada 2014
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  • Style: Discovery
  • Description: Explore and experience the amazing scenic parks of America including Zion, Bryce, Grand Teton, Yellowstone, Arches, Mesa Verde and Grand Canyon National Parks. Marvel at the dramatic towering cliffs, diverse wildlife, awesome rock formations and plunging canyons that create these truly spectacular natural wonders on this trip.
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Optionals

On every itinerary, we offer a range of optional excursions that allow you to further enhance your experience should you so choose. These are purchased when you are on your trip, via your Trafalgar Travel Director. Depending on the region visited these can be paid with cash or credit card.


A reduction of 25% of the cost of the Optional Excursions is offered to all children under the age of 16 years at the time of travel. Please Note: This discount to does not apply to North America optionals, as they are already discounted.

  • MOAB

    • + SCENIC JETBOAT RIDE ON THE COLORADO RIVER WITH DINNER Begin the evening with a delicious barbecue dinner with views of Moab’s red rocks and the Colorado River. Then, take a ride aboard one of the newest and most modern fleet of jet boats for an excursion on one of the most scenic stretches of the river. You will experience calm water sections down river from Moab, with remote canyons and exquisite beauty. View spectacular red rock cliffs, Indian ruins, arches and ancient petro glyphs – a photographer’s and nature lover’s delight! Tour length: 3 hours. (Min: 10 passengers).

    • + SCENIC JETBOAT RIDE ON THE COLORADO RIVER WITH DINNER Begin the evening with a delicious barbecue dinner with views of Moab’s red rocks and the Colorado River. Then, take a ride aboard one of the newest and most modern fleet of jet boats for an excursion on one of the most scenic stretches of the river. You will experience calm water sections down river from Moab, with remote canyons and exquisite beauty. View spectacular red rock cliffs, Indian ruins, arches and ancient petro glyphs – a photographer’s and nature lover’s delight! Tour length: 3 hours. (Min: 10 passengers).

  • GRAND CANYON

    • + SOUTH RIM AIRPLANE TOUR - 40-50 MIN FIXED WING AIRCRAFT FLIGHT The original air tour of the Grand Canyon and the best value! Board an ultra-quiet small aircraft for a 40-45 minute Grand Discovery flight over the Grand Canyon. This tour covers the most famous and beautiful parts of the Grand Canyon including the Eastern Zuni Corridor, the Confluence and the North Rim and returns through the Western Dragon Corridor. The wings on this aircraft are located over the windows which allows for spectacular panoramic sightseeing and picture taking. Subject to weather conditions. Flight duration: 40-50 minutes. Tour length: 2 hours. (Prices include taxes and $6 local fees).

    • + NORTH CANYON TOUR 25-30 MIN HELICOPTER FLIGHT Experience the magnitude of the Grand Canyon and its splendor of ever-changing color in a perspective incomparable to any other method of seeing this “Wonder of the World.” Your tour takes you over the deepest portion of the Grand Canyon, through the Dragon Corridor, and continues to the North Rim, where you view the incredible geological differences between the North and South Rims. During your return to the South Rim, enjoy breathtaking views of temples, shrines and rock formations sculpted by time while flying above the widest portion of the mighty Colorado River. Subject to weather conditions. $20.00 PRIMETIME Supplement applies from May 1-Oct 15 (7:30am - 10:00am & 1:00pm - 5:30pm) Flight duration: 25-30 minutes. Tour length: 2 hours. (Prices include taxes and $6 local fees).

    • + NORTH CANYON TOUR- 25-30 MIN ECOSTAR HELICOPTER FLIGHT Fly the EC 130, the “newest and quietest” helicopter in the Grand Canyon with larger windows. Your tour takes you over the deepest portion of the Grand Canyon, through the Dragon Corridor, and continues to the North Rim. During your return to the South Rim, enjoy breathtaking views of temples, shrines and rock formations sculpted by time while flying above the widest portion of the mighty Colorado River. Flight duration: 25-30 minutes. $20.00 PRIMETIME Supplement applies from May 1-Oct 15 (7:30am - 10:00am & 1:00pm - 5:30pm) Tour length: 2 hours. Subject to weather conditions. (Prices include taxes and $6 local fees).

    • + IMPERIAL - 40-50 MIN HELICOPTER FLIGHT EASTERN AND NORTH GRAND CANYON Enjoy this tour of the panoramic magnificence of the Eastern Grand Canyon combined with the renowned beauty of The North Canyon. The spectacular views of the Painted Desert and Colorado River alone make this tour worth its weight in gold. With so much to see and experience, the Eastern Canyon tour is as unique as it is beautiful. Subject to weather conditions. Flight duration: 40-50 minutes. $20.00 PRIMETIME Supplement applies from May 1-Oct 15 (7:30am - 10:00am & 1:00pm - 5:30pm) Tour length: 2 hours. (Prices include taxes and $6 local fees).

    • + IMPERIAL - 40-50 MIN ECOSTAR HELICOPTER FLIGHT EASTERN AND NORTH GRAND CANYON Fly the EC 130, the “newest and quietest” helicopters in the Grand Canyon with larger windows, and all seats facing forward. Embark on this 45-50 minute tour of the Eastern Grand Canyon that combines with the renowned beauty of The North Canyon tour. Enjoy spectacular views of the Painted Desert and Colorado River. Subject to weather conditions. $20.00 PRIMETIME Supplement applies from May 1-Oct 15 (7:30am - 10:00am & 1:00pm - 5:30pm). Flight duration: 40-50 minutes. Tour length: 2 hours. (Prices include taxes and $6 local fees).

    • + SOUTH RIM AIRPLANE TOUR - 40-50 MIN FIXED WING AIRCRAFT FLIGHT The original air tour of the Grand Canyon and the best value! Board an ultra-quiet small aircraft for a 40-45 minute Grand Discovery flight over the Grand Canyon. This tour covers the most famous and beautiful parts of the Grand Canyon including the Eastern Zuni Corridor, the Confluence and the North Rim and returns through the Western Dragon Corridor. The wings on this aircraft are located over the windows which allows for spectacular panoramic sightseeing and picture taking. Subject to weather conditions. Flight duration: 40-50 minutes. Tour length: 2 hours. (Prices include taxes and $6 local fees).

  • JACKSON

    • + SNAKE RIVER FLOAT TRIP THROUGH GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK This gentle 10-mile float trip runs entirely within Grand Teton National Park, and covers the most scenic stretch of the Snake River in the Jackson Hole Valley. The Snake River is a lifeline to the park’s bison, elk, moose, beaver, pronghorn, deer, bear and 300 different species of birds, including osprey and eagles. Your experienced guide offers in-depth information on the geology of the Grand Tetons and the habitats of the animals you may see. Although we can’t guarantee multiple animal sightings, your chances of spotting wildlife on the Snake River – with its lush willows to feed on and deep-water pools for animals to swim in – are greater here than anywhere else in the park. Operates late May – mid Sep, subject to weather conditions. Tour length: 3 hours. (Minimum: 12 passengers).

    • + SNAKE RIVER FLOAT TRIP THROUGH GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK This gentle 10-mile float trip runs entirely within Grand Teton National Park, and covers the most scenic stretch of the Snake River in the Jackson Hole Valley. The Snake River is a lifeline to the park’s bison, elk, moose, beaver, pronghorn, deer, bear and 300 different species of birds, including osprey and eagles. Your experienced guide offers in-depth information on the geology of the Grand Tetons and the habitats of the animals you may see. Although we can’t guarantee multiple animal sightings, your chances of spotting wildlife on the Snake River – with its lush willows to feed on and deep-water pools for animals to swim in – are greater here than anywhere else in the park. Operates late May – mid Sep, subject to weather conditions. Tour length: 3 hours. (Minimum: 12 passengers).

  • RAPID CITY

    • + MOUNT RUSHMORE EVENING LIGHTING CEREMONY Join a park ranger at Mount Rushmore’s outdoor amphitheater for this moving patriotic program and sculpture lighting ceremony. The program begins with a short inspirational talk, focusing on the presidents, patriotism and the nation’s history, and is followed by a 20 minute film, “Freedom: America’s Lasting Legacy.” Watch in wonder as the evening ulminates in the slow exposure of light to the monument until it is fully illuminated. Be sure to bundle up as the evenings can be cool. Operates seasonally, starting at 9 p.m. May – Aug; 8 p.m. mid Aug – Sep. Tour length: 2 hours. (Minimum: 15 passengers)

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  • * For single travellers purchasing the twin-share option, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 
  • ^Twin-share option not available for trips to South America., Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey.

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